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Female Japanese journalist dead in Syrian clash

2012-08-21 03:22:15 GMT2012-08-21 11:22:15(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Mika Yamamoto

Mika Yamamoto

An award-winning Japanese journalist has died during a clash in Aleppo in northern Syria, where rebels and forces loyal to the Syrian government have been fighting, with the Japanese Foreign Ministry confirming her identity Tuesday morning.

Mika Yamamoto, 45, was killed while she was covering violence in the region Monday together with another freelance Japanese journalist, Kazutaka Sato, who told the ministry that Yamamoto had been killed.

Yamamoto was known for coverage of conflict zones including Afghanistan, Iraq and Uganda for more than 15 years. She received the special prize of the Vaughn-Uyeda Memorial Prize for contributions made by Japanese journalists in the field of international affairs in fiscal 2003.

(Agencies)

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